Adana Highlands

The Kozan-Horzum Highland and Çulluuşağı Highland Village

Transportation: Horzum highland is located at the 25 km mark and the village of Çulluuşağı is at the 31 km mark on the highway that connects Kozan, Feke, Saimbeyli and Tufanbeyli districts to Kayseri. There is bus and minibus service to this mountain village year-round.

Description: Much frequented by the people living in Kozan, the Horzum highland is a lovely place with pine and sycamore trees, vineyards and fruit orchards. There are many wooden houses which are beautiful examples of highland architecture. Many modern facilities are available including a health clinic.

Pozantı - Tekir Beldesi (Highland)

Transportation: Located on either side of the Adana-Ankara E5 highway, this spacious highland is 7 km from Pozantı, 107 km out of Adana. Transportation is plentiful and available year-round, as many inter-city buses and smaller minibuses operates in this route.

Description: The highlands of Tekir Highland, Bürücek and Eski Konacık are actually individual neighborhoods of the town of Akça Tekir. Located at the middle of abound pine and juniper trees as well as orchards, the highland accommodates the typical highland houses besides various examples of other architectural styles.

Further attractions of the higland are the protected emplacement of the Ottomans and a Reproduction Station of bezoar goats which are taken under protection by the Forestry Service.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: One may choose to camp here;otherwise there are tourist facilities in Pozantı which is 7 km far away.

Pozantı - Armutoğlu Highlands

Transportation: At the Pozantı - Ankara fork on the road to go to east towards Sarmısak Mountain. It is a 13 km drive from here along a road that winds through a forest of pine and fir.

Description: This pristine highland is covered with cedar, fir and juniper trees and in the spring there is a variety of wild flowers. There is an abundant wildlife since it is located at the foot of Sarmısak Mountain. Moreover icy waters of the springs flow creating a marvelous spectacle.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: This highland has no facilities. Anyone who plans to camp out, will need to bring their own tent and other basic necessities.

Aladağ (Karsantı) - Meydan Highland

Transportation: It is 6 km from Aladağ along a gravel road. It is possible to get a taxi or minibus from Aladağ.

Description: At an altitude of 1700 m, the highland is adorned with juniper, pine, fir and cedar trees as well as orchards. There is electricity and telephone services and structures constructed out of wood and rock, which is typical of highland architecture.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: One can set up camp on the edge of the forest. There are also country restaurants, tea houses and a few small markets.

Aladağ Ağcakise - Başpınar - Bici and Kosurga Highlands

Transportation: These mountain villages, which are located very close to each other (3-5 km), can be reached only by a gravel road.

Description: These pristine highland villages are located in the forest within sight of the nearby Zehli Castle.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: Those who would like to camp out should bring their tents and other basic supplies with them.
Karaisalı - Kızıldağ Highlands

Transportation: It is 27 km from Karaisalı. The road is asphalted.

Description: This highland takes its name from nearby Mt. Kızıldağ and is popular among the locals. There are lots of apple, pear, cherry, sour cherry and walnut orchards in the village and the wildlife is quite abundant. It is possible to hike up nearby Kızıldağ as well.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: There are simple tea houses and country restaurants as well as small markets, a bakery, and meat markets.

Feke - İnderesi Village (Highland)

Transportation: It is a 59 km drive from Feke along a gravel road.

Description: This authentic highland village is nestled among vineyards and orchards. Modern facilities are now available and there is a village clinic and a police station. The villagers make 'Yahyalı' type rugs, carpets and woolen socks as souvenirs for visitors.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: There is a small market, a bakery and some country restaurants.

Tufanbeyli - Kürebeli Highland

Transportation: The highland, located 10 km north of Tufanbeyli, can only be accessible by following a gravel road.

Description: This unspoiled mountain highland has a small lake which is used for irrigation.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: Those who want to camp should bring their tents and basic necessities with them.

Pozantı - Fındıklı Köyü (Highland)

Transportation: It is 10 km out on the Pozantı-Çamardı highway and there are minibuses to the highland from Pozantı.

Description: A typical mountain village, it is surrounded with vineyards and gardens. The infrastructure of the village has been improved and currently there is a village clinic in service.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: There are simple restaurants, a tea house and a small market.

Saimbeyli - Çatak Highland

Transportation: Two kilometers out on the Saimbeyli -Tufanbeyli highway, turn left on a gravel road and go 3km. The road passes through orchards and gardens. Minibuses are operating from the Saimbeyli district.

Description: This is a little village with huge sycamore trees watered by the springs which splash down the mountain slopes. Small platforms have been set up in the trees and they make delightful picnic area. The Çatak highland with its rich springs provides all of the water supply of the Saimbeyli district.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: There is a small facility run by the Forestry Service here.

Saimbeyli - Tufanbeyli - Obruk Highland

Located 35km out on the either side of the Saimbeyli - Tufanbeyli highway.

Description: Preferred by nomadic shepherds, this highland is totally unspoiled. The fields of wheat and barley are surrounded by wild flowers in the spring and juniper, black pine and cedar trees.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: There are no facilities available. Those who plan on camping should bring their own tents and other basic supplies.

Kozan - Göller Highland

Transportation: It is a 40 km. drive from Kozan on a dirt road. There are minibuses from Kozan in the summer months.

Description: The highland has electricity and telephones. It is surrounded with forests and there are many wildflowers in the spring.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: There is a country tea house, a small market and a restaurant.

Pozantı - Belemedik Highland

Transportation: Take the gravel road to the village of Anbaş from Pozantı (10 km).

Description: This mountain village founded on the banks of Çakıt Creek has many wood and stone houses made in the highland style. The is abundant wildlife here. The mostly commonly seen animals are mountain goats, wild hogs and birds of prey, such as eagles and falcons.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: Those who want to camp should bring their own tents and basic supplies.

Pozantı - Asar Highland

Transportation: This highland village lies 1.5 km northwest of the asphalt highway of Pozantı-Çamardı. There are minibuses from Pozantı as well.

Description: The local highland houses made of wood and stone are surrounded by pine, fir and cedar trees and there are many fruit orchards. The village has electricity as well.

Accommodation - Food and Drink: Those who want to camp should bring their own tents and other basic supplies.